Dordt College Men's Basketball vs. Valley City State--Defender Gold Classic
November 29, 2003
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders lost their second narrow decision in as many nights, losing a 72-69 verdict at the hands of Valley City State.
The Defenders trailed by as many as 17, the last time at 64-47 before making it interesting, closing to within 71-69. Dordt forced a turnover and had a three point shot with under :03 left rim off. A foul on the rebound gave Valley City free throws and Matt Klabo made one of two to preserve the win.
Dordt was led by Kyle Van Arendonk's 16 and Jim Brinks' 16. Luke Ruter chipped in with 12 while Garth McFadden made 15 points in the first half on the way to a game high 18.
Steve Esselink of Sioux Falls was named the Classic's MVP while Beau Fitts (Sioux Falls), Dan Lund (William Penn), Tyrone Terry (Valley City) and Kyle Van Arendonk (Dordt College) made up the All Classic team.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-3 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-4 (0-0)
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Final|
|Valley City State--Defender Gold Classic||42||30||72|
|Dordt Rebounding Leaders||Total|
|Kyle Van Arendonk||4|
|Bret Van Wyk||4|
|Opponent Rebounding Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Scoring Leaders||Total|
|Kyle Van Arendonk||16|
|Opponent Scoring Leaders||Total|
|Garth Mc Fadden||18|
|Dordt Team Shooting||Pct|
|3-Point Field Goals:||2/12||17%|
|Opponent Team Shooting||Pct|
|3-Point Field Goals:||11/17||65%|
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